Saturday, December 26, 2009

shake your groove thing

Hope you all had lovely Christmas, or Festivus, or Friday, depending on your persuasion.

Holly got Cassidy (and me) a couple of really cool musical presents - a ukelele and a set of maracas. We're both very excited about them and are planning for a jam session.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

a very merry christmas and a happy new year let's hope it's a good one without any fear

Merry Christmas, everyone!
Holly and I have had a long-standing Christmas Eve Day tradition of going to a museum and getting Indian food. Last year we missed the museum, since Cassidy was only three weeks old, and I honestly have no idea what we ate.

This year we went out to Golden Gate Park with Grandma Rachel for some time on the swings. (Oh how we love not being buried in snow!) We stopped in at the Botanical Gardens for a snack -- according to the sign, the Gardens are "a museum of nature", so I guess the tradition stands. We got food from Little Delhi on the way home just to make sure.

Cassidy had a great time, and was happy to pose for the camera. He just keeps getting cuter.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

blah blah blah

Life continues on for the Young Prince. He's getting bigger, and even cuter, if that's possible. He's able to occasionally stand on his own for a few seconds, and has made some sounds that may or may not be words, depending on who you ask. (His grandmothers are sure that he's speaking complete sentences in perfect Queen's English.)

Jenny and Pete stopped by for a quick visit last weekend; it was great to see them again, and Cassidy got a chance to show them his cool new shoes. He's also been modeling his new bibs pretty frequently; his molars are starting to come in, which causes an incredible torrent of drooling, so it's either bibs or many wardrobe changes every day.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

wild horses

Cassidy inherited Freya's rocking horse from her (thanks, Freya!) although he's more interested in using it to balance his toys than in riding on it. He's also been experimenting with wearing shoes - he likes his new slippers that he got from Kim and Sean, but in general he prefers to go au naturel.

He can also be seen here in one of his favorite activities - opening the TV cabinet over and over. Perhaps he'll be an engineer, or a safecracker, or maybe a doorman.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

once more with feeling

Here's some more pictures from Cassidy's birthday, thanks to Nancy! Careful observers will note: Holly got to be in a picture with the cake (she's usually on the other side of the camera), Freya was quite willing to help with the unwrapping, Georgia and Cassidy shared a little moment, and Cassidy was impressed with the whole cake concept.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

one love

Today was Cassidy's first birthday. We had a little get-together for him. Holly made him a delicious cake, he got some cool presents (including a little kitty and a Giant Microbe bookworm from Freya) and had a good time playing and celebrating with everyone. It's hard to believe that it's been a year since we drove up to Sacramento to meet him. We can only hope that the next year is as filled with joy and wonder and adventure.